Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

Learn how to recognise and respond to the signs and symptoms of a range of mental health conditions. Equip your staff to help others in a crisis with Mental Health First Aid training.

Address mental health stigma and wellbeing in the workplace and show that your organisation takes mental health seriously with this evidence-based mental health training.

  • Equip colleagues with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deal sensitively and professionally with people experiencing mental health issues
  • Ensure employees have access to the right support in a mental health crisis
  • Promotes equity and understanding around mental health from different perspectives
  • Access to MFHAider Support App for three years, which provides ongoing learning and support.


Why train your workforce in Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) does not teach you how to diagnose or treat conditions or provide counselling. But, as with physical first aid, you will learn how to respond in on a first level support and look after the person until they can access professional help.

"Time well spent and it will make a difference to all aspects of my life. Thank you!" Gillian, Warburtons

What you’ll learn as an MHFAider®

  • How to recognise and provide first-level support and early intervention to those that may be experiencing poor mental health
  • How to encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports
  • Practise active listening, empathy and self-care
  • Improve conversational mental health literacy, including language and stigma
  • How to discuss the role of Mental Health First Aid and MHFAiders®, including their boundaries and confidentiality, and ideas of how to embed them within your workplace.

Who is MHFA for?

Individuals who are interested in and passionate about the topic of mental health, and who want to be able to support mental health in their workplace.

Duration and delivery.

We can deliver our group mental health training courses face-to-face or online, to suit your needs.

Group bookings:

Online delivery:

  • Group size: 6 to 16 participants
  • Duration: 14 hours (over four 3.5hr sessions)

Face-to-face delivery:

  • Group size: 6 to 16 participants
  • Duration: Two full days

Our expert team have been delivering workplace training and consultancy to organisations from all sectors for over 75 years, helping to shape culture and inclusivity of workplaces across the UK. We specialise in helping both employers and employees to develop the knowledge, confidence and capacity to effectively support colleagues and individuals with a disability or health condition.

All our training is delivered by a team of experienced consultants, who have extensive knowledge and a practical understanding of workplace issues. All MHFA England Instructor Members are accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health, meaning you can expect a quality assured and consistent training experience.